publication date: Monday, June 22, 2015 (part of Summer 2015)
clue: He invented the franchise model of restaurant and motel chains, but his true fame came from putting his name on every location, so that weary travelers across the nation looked for "HoJo" as a respite from the road.
explanation: Johnson founded the motel and restaurant chain called Howard Johnson's. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Aaron Shurtleff